Choosing the Right Eye Doctor
The Importance of Having an Eye Doctor
While most of us have a primary care physician, many of us do not have a regular eye doctor. But when it comes the health of our eyes, continuity of care counts—and choosing the right eye doctor is an important step to ensure your eyes receive the best possible care.
What are the benefits of having a regular eye doctor? The reasons are similar to having a consistent doctor. Over time, a regular eye doctor will “get to know” your eyes and, as a result will be able register changes that may be too subtle for a first-time examiner. In addition, a regular eye doctor will have insight into the treatment options that will be most appropriate for you based on your health history. If you have a medical emergency, having access to a regular eye doctor can help guarantee that you receive attention promptly—without having to search for an eyecare specialist at random.
The Characteristics of a Good Eye Doctor
A good eye doctor has the necessary qualifications and training and is adept at communicating. Every patient has unique needs: some have long-diagnosed refractive errors, others may have noticed a gradual deterioration in vision, and others may have experienced a sudden change. A good eye doctor can handle a range of situations and is:
- Experienced and up to date. Beyond the basic training necessary to begin a practice, a good eye doctor will keep up with the latest technological advances and treatment options.
- Comprehensive. During your initial visit, an eye doctor should perform an in-depth review of your health history, paying special attention to medical conditions that can potentially affect the vision. A good eye doctor should take the time to test your eyes thoroughly, without rushing through a generic exam.
- Responsive. An eye doctor needs to listen to patient feedback during an eye exam so that a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan can be determined. If a surgical procedure is needed, the eye doctor should be available for and post-operative concerns and care.
Why Choose Beach Eye Medical Group, Huntington Beach, CA?
At Beach Eye Medical Group, our eye doctors work with the utmost integrity, placing the patient’s needs first. We will never recommend an unnecessary procedure or in any way compromise the best care possible. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and adhere to the strictest safety standards.
If you are looking for the right eye doctor, contact our Orange County office today to schedule your consultation.